Some elusive character called Myles Ni Gangstaleen took a look at attitudes to music downloading among rabblers for issue 5.
While it appeared ye shared some vague ethics – it’s a whole other world when it comes to corporate piracy.
Here’s an interesting analysis of how streaming services crowd harvest wealth from musicians who get pennies in return. Damon Krukowski of Galaxie 500 and Damon & Naomi effectively go to town on Spotify. The video head to head between two UK label honchos covers similar terrain.
I have simply stopped looking to these business models to do anything for me financially as a musician. As for sharing our music without a business model of any kind, that’s exactly how I got into this– we called it punk rock.